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NMSU honored as a top degree producer for American Indians

New Mexico State University ranks as one of the top universities in the country for awarding degrees to American Indian students. NMSU is among the top five in five programs, three for bachelor's degrees and two for master's degrees.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education publishes annual rankings of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees issued to minority students. The top 50 American Indian bachelor's and master's degree awarding schools were featured in the Nov. 21 issue.

For bachelor's degrees, NMSU ranked third in agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences, fourth in both engineering, and computer and information sciences and support services. Additionally, NMSU was ninth in Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, 14th in English language and literature/letters, 16th in biological and biomedical sciences, 18th in visual and performing arts and 43rd in education in awarding undergraduate degrees to American Indian students.

NMSU was second in social sciences, third in engineering and 48th in education in master's degrees awarded to American Indians.

This report used data obtained through the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS). Analysis is based on degrees conferred during the 2011-2012 academic year.

For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.